Suburban Wildlife

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Greedy for color and sunlight,  we take a detour from Saturday's food shopping expedition and end up in a paved paradise that overlooks the Bristol hills ... on a clear day. On a not-so-clear day,  we were joined by two sweet brown ladies -  in no hurry to leave us. And, for a moment,  life was perfect stillness.   [gplus count="true" size="Medium" ]   … [Read more...]

One Life Lesson for Dog-Lovers

Dogged Persistence.  Keep Showing Up. You know those bad hair days?  The days when your  kick-ass drive fails you and your energy drags?   You  get to bed late,  have a fight with your kid,  miss a deadline;  you come home to find that your 8 year old Great Dane, for the first time EVER left liquid poop all over one part of your living room rug ... Arrgh! In short,  you have a week where NOTHING works? If,  in spite of all of that,  if you still kept showing up Every Single Day of that … [Read more...]

Life Lessons My Dogs Showed Me

If we're open and ready to listen (and, finally I was)  here are just a few of the life lessons that my dogs showed me: 1.  Follow your heart. 2.  Good fences not only make good neighbors, they keep dogs safe ... most of the time. 3.  Find mentors in all things. 4.  Lazer-focus keeps you on task.  But, remember to look up at the sky. 5.  If you choose wisely,  work IS play. 6.  Hearts might not heal,  but they can mend.  [gplus count="true" size="Medium" ] … [Read more...]

Welcome to The Healing Power of Rescue Dogs

Happy Dog Tails

I can't remember ever living without dogs - my mom's dogs, neighbor dogs, or dogs I borrowed from friends during those first years on my own when I was renting and couldn't have my own dog. Dogs are as natural and necessary to me as breathing is both natural and necessary for me to live.  You could say that DOG is hard-wired into my DNA. I lived with dogs for half of my life before I finally understood that they have this amazing ability to teach us about ourselves ... if we are open and … [Read more...]